Aaronia Spectran HF-6080
10MHz to 8GHz Handheld RF Spectrum Analyzer

  • Up to 100x faster Sample Time
  • Up to 60dB higher sensitivity
  • 14Bit Dual-ADC
  • DDC Hardware-Filter
  • 150 MIPS DSP (CPU)
  • Frequency range: 10MHz to 8GHz
  • Max measurement range: -135dBm (1Hz)
  • Max measurement range Preamp: -150dBm (1Hz)
  • Abs Max Level: +10dBm
  • Typ. accuracy: +/- 2dB
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The Aaronia Spectran HF-6080 10MHz to 8GHz Handheld Spectrum Analyzer is used measurement of electric and magnetic fields while making it easy to use and understand. Find radiation sources in your surroundings with the HF6080, as well as find their respective frequencies and signal strengths, including direct display of exposure limits. This used to be impossible in this price category, professional units often costing several thousand dollars and being excessively complicated in handling. The highly complex calculations in spectrum analysis, which includes an exposure limit calculation, is being performed, unnoticed in the background, by a high-performance DSP (digital signal processor).

Professional EMF measurement devices often use a frequency dependant measurement spectrum analysis. In a certain frequency range, the individuals signals and their respective strengths are being broken down, for example into a "bar graph" display. The height of the individual bars represents the corresponding signal strength. For the 3 strongest signal sources, the Spectrum HF-6060 can automatically displays the frequency and signal level, thanks to its "Auto Marker" feature. The user can also setup the filter width and the frequency range to be analyzed.

The Aaronia Spectran HF6080 allows long-term recordings of measurement results over a freely adjustable period of time. This is particularly indispensable for serious evaluation of exposure by appliances and machinery which have a changing power consumption or radiation strength over time. Examples for these include railroads, power lines and plants, but also home appliances and their respective power cables, and various high-frequency transmission facilities like mobile phone transmission towers, mobile phones, radar etc. Depending on the time of day, considerable variation of exposure can occur. Without long-term recordings, massive misinterpretation of total exposure can occur. With long-term data logging using Spectran, the daily variation of exposure can be recorded and analyzed. With this functionality, the user can even discover sporadic EMC problems which would otherwise be very hard to detect.

The Aaronia NiMH high-performance battery has been developed specifically for the Aaronia spectrum spectrum HF 6080 device and is optimally suited for their requirements. Thanks to NiMH technology, the dreaded "Memory effect" is now a thing of the past; maximum quality and long life have been Aaronia's primary goals when it comes to their line of products. Another reason why such a battery technology is necessary is the high power demand of the high-performance DSP used in all Spectran units, especially in the RF versions, which furthermore include very demanding RF receiving circuitry.

Exposure limit calculation used to be a complex and awkward procedure due to a chaotic mixture of an abundance of different frequencies, modulations and signal strengths listed.
The indispensible, highly complex calculation of frequency-dependant exposure limits can only be performed conforming to standards by a spectrum analyzer with high-performance software. Not a problem for SPECTRAN units: They can calculate even several authoritative exposure limits, precautionary limits and recommendations (simply selectable via a button) and display these as a practical bar graph display or convergence percentage display, while the measurement is running.

At the push of a button, the ICNIRP exposure limit has been chosen among the various available exposure limits. The Aaronia Spectran HF6080 automatically calculates convergence or excess of this limit. For achieving this, often thousands of complex calculations have to be performed per second, and a steady scan of the entire frequency range needs to be performed.
Aaronia Spectran HF-6080 Specifications
Functions Description
Frequency Range Min 10MHz
Max 8 GHz
Filter bandwidth Min 3 kHz
Max 50MHz
AVG Noise level (1Hz) -145dBm
Maximum Level 0 dBm
Accuracy +/-2dB
Lowest possible Sample Time 1mS
exposure limits
ICNIRP, BGV B11, BlmSchV etc.
14 Bit Dual-ADC & DDC-Hardware-Filter Included
Vector Power Measurement (I/Q) Included
True RMS Included
Advanced Hold mode/function Included
Internal Speaker Included
Time-Slot Analyzer Included
Internal Speaker Included
Audio Demodulation AM & FM
Interfaces Fast USB 2.0 Interface (PC connection)
Audio output (2,5mm MONO)
DC input (max. 15V) for external power supply
50 Ohm SMARF input (F)
Jog Dial (multi-function dial) for “one-hand operation”
When the comes to the attachable Antenna, Aaronia offers a very cost-effective alternative with the Aaronia HyperLOG® 6080 with the Spectrum HF-6080, still meeting even the highest expectations. The HyperLOG HF-6080 offer an exceptional mix of performance, functionality and design formerly unknown in this price category. Together with the HyperLOG antennas, any regular spectrum analyzer instantly becomes a professional RF measurement device with directional characteristics. Due to its small weight and the multi-functional handle, these antennas are the optimal supplement for portable EMC measurement devices for locating and evaluating any kind of signal source.

Due to their flexibility in polarization, Aaronia HyperLOG antennas can also be used as handy WLAN or Wifi antennas. Point-to-point WLan links or networks can be constructed easily using the full bandwidth up to 6GHz, achieving high throughput. Optimal for MMDS, ISM, CCTV and data/telephony transmission.

Aaronia's HyperLOG 6080 come standard with a specially constructed, high tech Radom housing. This housing has been constructed after intense research with the most modern computer technology in such a way that its shape, material and special coating have virtually no influence on measurements, not even in case of dew or other kinds of humidity collecting on the surface. Another important factor for Aaronia was the development of a Radom with the lowest possible damping factor achievable. The resulting antenna had the best possible protection against mechanical stress and environmental influence without sacrificing any of its performance.

A further distinctive feature of the HyperLOG's Radom is the integrated 5/8" screw thread for accepting the included (directional measuring) handle. As it conforms to the standard due to its size of 5/8", the antenna could also be mounted to any other suitable tripod. Hence, polarization and bearing of the antenna can be adjusted optimally and reliably.

Inside the Radom, the user can find a sophisticated antenna itself, covered with a highly conductive gold coating. This high-grade coating and the antenna's special design warrant excellent linearity over the entire frequency range, and an exceptional receiving or transmitting performance. Each antenna is calibrated precisely in the Aaronia laboratories before dispatch. It is even possible to permanently store calibration data in a special IC on the antenna. These can later be recalled for dynamic antenna adjustment, for example, with an Aaronia spectrum analyzer.
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HF6080 Aaronia HF-6080 10MHz to 8GHz Handheld RF Spectrum Analyzer Please Call
Included accessories
  • 1 - HyperLOG 6080 EMC/directional antenna
  • 1 - Detachable miniature rod antenna
  • 1 - 1300mAh power battery with charger
  • 1 - Pistol grip with miniature tripod mode
  • 1 - SMA tool set
  • 1 - SMA adapter
  • 1 - 1m SMA cable
  • 1 - Sturdy aluminum-design carrying case w/ custom padding
Optional accessories
Factory Installed Options
(Options must be ordered with main unit)
177AAR Aaronia 177 Spectran HF Option 20: 15dB low noise pre-amplifier (for all V4 Models) Please Call
1824AAR Aaronia 1824 Spectran HF Option 204: 8GHz (10MHz up) Realtime Broadband Peak power meter (for HF-6080) Please Call
Accessories & Replacement Parts
243AAR Aaronia 243 Heavy Plastic Carrying Case PRO Please Call
253AAR Aaronia 253 2200mAh Replacement battery higher runtime with up to 50% Please Call
260AAR Aaronia 260 Car Power adapter for mobile use Please Call
280AAR Aaronia 280 Aaronia versatile handle with mini-tripod Functionality Please Call
281AAR Aaronia 281 Large Aluminum Tripod  Please Call
290AAR Aaronia 290 Aaronia Outdoor Rubber Protection Casing Please Call
771AAR Aaronia 771 1m Male/Male SMA-Cable Please Call
772AAR Aaronia 772 5M Male/Male Lowloss SMA-Cable Please Call
773AAR Aaronia 773 10 Male/Male Lowloss SMA-Cable Please Call
774AAR Aaronia 774 USB Cable for PC Connection  Please Call
784AAR Aaronia 784 Calibration Certificate for all Spectran Units Please Call